Health

Oklahoma City Community College recognizes the importance of student health and its impact on student academic success.  We encourage students to make choices for themselves that will enhance their personal health and well-being.  One way for uninsured students to accomplish this is to visit HealthCare.gov to explore options and to get questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Students can access the Marketplace by logging into www.HealthCare.gov or ty calling 1-800-318-2596.  TTY users should call 1-885-889-4325.

The City/County Health Department of Oklahoma City partners with Oklahoma City Community College in an effort to track and provides relevant information about communicable diseases. The department also provided information concerning risk factors, immunizations, and clinics. For more information, please visit their website at: www.cchdoc.com

If you have specific questions or concerns, email Sharon Humphries sharon_humphries@occhd.org

Specific information about H1N1 (swine flu)

The importance of sleep:

If we are healthy individuals, we spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping. In the fast-paced world we live in, that may feel like a lot of wasted time. Unfortunately, some people treat sleep as if it were an expendable part of life. However, getting adequate sleep is essential if we want to be as healthy and successful as possible. For more information about the benefits of sleep, please visit:

Sleep: Understanding the Basics
Sleep for Kids

Nutrition:

Our bodies are amazing machines. In order for them to function as they should, good nutrition is a must. For more information about nutrition and health, please visit:

My Plate

For information regarding your nutritional needs and health, including the new food pyramid, please visit Nutrition.gov

Communicable Diseases:

College students comprise one of the highest risk groups for many communicable diseases. For more information about communicable diseases and how you can protect yourself, please visit:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Communicable Disease Fact Sheets
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A-Z Index

If you need information about health, health/disease trends, vital statistics, and more, please visit the Center for Disease Control website at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

Tobacco Cessation:

Are you trying to break the nicotine habit? The National Cancer Institute at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides free support for people trying to quit. Call 1-800-784-8669 or log onto www.1800quitnow.org, www.smokefree.gov, www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/tobacco, or www.cdc.gov/tobacco.